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UnrealLegend

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« Reply #680 on: 06-05-2020 14:31 »

So I finally managed to get around to watching X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and it's... not good. Terrible dialogue, a sloppy plot full of loose ends, a complete joke of a villain and with the exception of Michael Fassbender, the acting was trash.

Quote from: Mystique
Kurt, teleport into that spaceship and do literally everything while I sit on my ass complaining!

Quote from: Also Mystique
Why do the women do all the work Charles!!!!

Some of action was neat, so at best it's worth a YouTube search. But it doesn't have a lot going for it. The tension between the mutants and government is just handwaved and forgotten. Magneto's many attempts of genocide are forgotten. Quicksilver is forgotten (by me, because he just... vanishes from the movie and is never mentioned again). The villain is completely devoid of any kind of character and instead serves as nothing more than a mean little voice in Jean's ear.

Anyway, I guess this movie gets a  sleep/10
David A

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« Reply #681 on: 06-08-2020 21:38 »

Magneto's many attempts of genocide are forgotten.

To be fair, that happened a lot in the comics too.

"Hey, isn't this the same guy that tried to kill all of us, on multiple occasions?"  "Well, yes, but this week he says he's sorry about that and now he's on our side."  "Oh, okay."
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #682 on: 06-09-2020 15:10 »

Yep. And that's exactly why movies based on comic books shouldn't be too afraid to abandon the shittier, more nonsensical characterisations like that.
David A

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« Reply #683 on: 06-09-2020 20:51 »

Yeah, I've never been a fan of stories where the heroes and villains team up, unless it's a temporary alliance where circumstances have forced them to work together, or some such.

Reformed villains becoming heroes can be done well, but in my experience, most writers do a very poor job of it.  Characters who change sides frequently like Magneto does are the worst.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #684 on: 06-22-2020 14:41 »

I watched Horse Girl on a whim the other day. It's a pretty unsettling and sad movie, but I kinda liked it. I'm surprised its Rotten Tomatoes score is so low.

Also, I wasn't expecting to see Alison Brie quite so... naked.

Annie is pretty young, we try not to sexualise her.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #685 on: 06-27-2020 11:08 »

For a second I thought you meant that movie where Samuel L. Jackson runs a magic unicorn shop. Seems like they have the same kind of energy, having read the synopsis.

I might watch it.
David A

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« Reply #686 on: 06-27-2020 15:56 »

That one had Brie Larson, not Alison Brie.  They were both on Community though, so I can see how you'd get them mixed up.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #687 on: 06-27-2020 16:27 »

If they merged together into one mega-Brie, would she be called Brie Brie or Alison Brie Larson?
David A

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« Reply #688 on: 06-27-2020 17:26 »

Alison Brie Larson, I would think, although she might be Brie Brie to her friends.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #689 on: 07-01-2020 07:56 »

What I'm getting from this is that too many actresses are named after cheese.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #690 on: 07-01-2020 13:43 »

That's a funny way to say "not enough".
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #691 on: 07-05-2020 02:16 »

The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot seems like just another Hobo With A Shotgun type production.

It's actually a very artistic, poignantly sad, hilariously poorly made, amazingly detailed rollercoaster.
David A

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« Reply #692 on: 08-31-2020 10:00 »

The New Mutants

Okay, so this movie got a lot of stuff wrong.  That's to be expected; comic book movies almost always do.  It doesn't really matter.  I'm just here for Illyana.

In the movie, Sam has lots of injuries because he's "not so great at landing."  Okay, but in the comics he's invulnerable while he's blasting.  Maybe it's supposed to be because he hasn't learned to control his powers yet?  I don't know.  It doesn't really matter.  I'm just here for Illyana.

In the comics, Rahne is Presbyterian, not Catholic.  Maybe the people who made this movie don't know the difference?  It doesn't really matter.  I'm just here for Illyana.

For some reason, two of the characters are lesbians in this movie.  The people who made this movie do know that there are Marvel characters who are actually gay in the comics, right?  They could make movies featuring those characters instead of making other characters gay.  It doesn't really matter.  I'm just here for Illyana.

Illyana's backstory is a bit different in this movie.  That's understandable.  They could make an entire movie just about Illyana's origin, and they'd still have to leave out a lot of stuff.  Her powers aren't really explained either.  In the comics, her mutant power is teleportation, but she also has magical powers, including the use of her Soulsword.  In the movie, she can teleport and summon her Soulsword, but no attempt is made to explain why she has two separate and seemingly unrelated powers.

Illyana gets the best line in the movie.  (You'll know it when you hear it.)  Actually, she gets all of the best lines, and steals every scene that she's in.  This is supposed to be Dani's story, but Illyana is the real star here.  Okay, I'll admit that I might be a bit biased.  Watching Illyana (and Lockheed!) taking on the Demon Bear during the film's climax was worth the price of admission alone.

I give it two and a half stars.  It gets an extra star just for including "Bastards of Young" on the soundtrack.

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